I believe a strong background in drawing and painting a variety of subject matter has enabled me to develop into a well rounded artist. I constantly challenge myself to explore different subjects, techniques, and compositions this I believe to be one the most imperative reasons I continue to grow and be inspired.
I noticed my landscape paintings having a common theme throughout; whether it was winter, fall, summer or spring the majority of my paintings have water in them. I find myself drawn to shorelines, beaches, lakes and oceans to enjoy soothing repetitive movement and sounds of water. I believe water to be one of the most challenging subjects to capture its constantly moving and changing shape and colour. A dynamic composition and an understanding of colour and light and shadow are my artistic goals. Creating a mood and feeling help me achieve my ultimate goal, which is capturing a moment in time and holding it forever.
The Toronto Art Expo March 2004-07
The One of a Kind Show Visual Art Gallery, Toronto, Nov 2006,07
City Field North Shore Niagara St Gallery, Toronto, Sep 2006
The Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Toronto, July 2001,2003,2007
The Windsor Art in the Park Windsor, June 2006
The Cobourg Art in the Park July, 2006
The Oakville Art in the Park, Oakville, Aug 2004-07
The Oakville Art Society Annual Jurried Show Best in Show Ron Middleton Award.
Etobicoke Civic Centre Annual Juried Show The peoples Choice Award.
Ontario College of Art and Design
Graduated Honors 1995